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G6800, Revised June 2008

Selecting Landscape Plants: Shade Trees

White oak (Quercus alba)

Large trees

White oak

A mature white oak is one of the most majestic of trees. They are rounded in outline with thick sturdy horizontal branches. The white oak is slower growing and more difficult to transplant than the other oaks. However, it is not as susceptible to insects and diseases, and it grows on a wider range of soil types. It is a difficult species to transplant and should only be moved in the spring.

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